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Principal Greg Isaac joined Red Rocks after serving as an administrator and teacher for 19 years. Mr. Isaac taught 4th, 5th and 6th grades in Denver and in England. He served as principal or assistant principal in Douglas County, Denver, and Jeffco. He enjoys hiking in winter and summer, gardening, and occasional guitar playing. Mr. Isaac writes a monthly column for our family newsletter, and the latest edition appears below. 

For new families: check out our "Family Resources" menu for the Afternoon Pick-Up procedures/Parking Lot Map

"Family Homework" Red Rocks Staff are committed to bringing "growth mindset" work to our kids. See Parts 1, 2, and 3! New for December 2017

Part 1: Embrace the "Power of Yet" with your kids. This 10 minute video can change your child's life for the better: Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing You Can Improve

Part 2: Praise your Kids the right way. An excellent resource: Science Says Praise Them Like This (Most Parents do the Opposite)

Part 3: The Single Most Important Ingredient for Success. A short and humorous TED Talk on delayed gratification called: "Don't Eat the Marshmallow"  

Red Rocks Reflections, December 2017


Give the Gift of “Vitamin N,” and Other School News:
As we approach the holidays I am reminded of the family therapist who asked families to ensure that all kids get plenty of “Vitamin N.” What is vitamin N? It’s the word “no.” Saying no to our kids can be tough, but it is vital for raising healthy kids. It’s been said that the ability to delay gratification is the single most important ingredient for success.
A short and humorous TED Talk, called “Don’t Eat the Marshmallow,” is linked at the top of this principal page. As a school community that embraces a “growth mindset,” we invite our families to partner with us in teaching our kids the important ingredient of delaying gratification, and we encourage you to watch this funny video with your kids as a point of discussion.
Our school budget process is underway and your child brought home a survey in today’s Friday folder. We are asking all of our families to fill out and return the hard copy of the budget priorities survey. Your input will help us craft a budget that best serves the needs of students, so please fill it out and return it to the office prior to December 20th. Last year we received over 165 surveys, and we hope to receive 200 this year!
Finally, during November, our students began sharing their fall “Genius Hour” projects. When students stand in front of classmates and deliver their expertise on a topic, they get a chance to practice the art of being an influencer, displaying mastery of content, and of course, showing personal direction in completing the project. Often the projects highlight a community need. These ideals aren’t just a part of Red Rocks, they also embody the Jeffco Generations vision. We welcome your investment in the conversation around the new Jeffco vision from our superintendent Dr. Glass. The Jeffco Generations complete vision work can be found here.
Enjoy December! Go Raccoons! --Mr. Isaac